Two new Party pamphlets

September 2021 Forums World Socialist Movement Two new Party pamphlets

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  • #165423
    Anonymous
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    ‘Sylvia Pankhurst on Socialism’ – soon to be published at £1.00 (+£1.50 p+p)

    Now available…

    Order from SPGB Head Office –
    email: spgb@worldsocialism.org
    phone: 020 7622 3811
    write: 52 Clapham High Street, London SW4 7UN

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    #165473
    Anonymous
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    ‘Sylvia Pankhurst on Socialism’ – Now obtainable from the online store:

    Sylvia Pankhurst on Socialism

    #165704
    alanjjohnstone
    Participant

    I wonder if it i a good idea for the publications committee to contact media committee an acquire the appropriate lists of contact emails so to promote our literature. I believe Media have created an extensive list for press-releases

    Would it be spam to send off notifications of new pamphlets to editors an sub-editors and organisations? I wouldn’t have thought so

    #166061
    robbo203
    Participant

    I wonder if it i a good idea for the publications committee to contact media committee an acquire the appropriate lists of contact emails so to promote our literature. I believe Media have created an extensive list for press-releases

    Can the Media Committee not just go ahead and promote our literature as it comes on stream? Isn’t that part of their brief? Personally I would encourage them and indeed, any individual member, to go ahead and take the initiative of promoting this literature.  I think this is a weak link with the Party.  We are starting at long last to step up the output but we are not doing nearly enough to promote it. It is disheartening to learn that a lot of literature is just sitting there languishing in HO…

    #166062
    Anonymous
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    “Can the Media Committee not just go ahead and promote our literature as it comes on stream? Isn’t that part of their brief? Personally I would encourage them and indeed, any individual member, to go ahead and take the initiative of promoting this literature.  I think this is a weak link with the Party.”

    The Media Committee, though staffed, is currently moribund and has been for several years.  And you’re right, Robin, this is an exceedingly weak link in the Party and one of reasons why some of us think there could be a slimming down of sub-committees, with the Media Committee, for example, being merged with the Campaigns Committee.

    The General Secretary and an EC member did undertake some promotion of the ‘Zionism’ pamphlet recently which was, in my view, rather limited and half-hearted.

    #166126
    robbo203
    Participant

    The Media Committee, though staffed, is currently moribund and has been for several years. And you’re right, Robin, this is an exceedingly weak link in the Party and one of reasons why some of us think there could be a slimming down of sub-committees, with the Media Committee, for example, being merged with the Campaigns Committee.

    Maybe this is something that ought to be brought to the attention of the EC, Dave. Is it too late for it to be put on the agenda for the December meeting? I think the question of promoting literature is vital and, as I said, if there are any members who want to act on their own initiative , quite apart from any committee, I would encourage them to do so.  I make a habit of often linking to party pamphlets or SS articles on various debate forums I frequent

    #166228
    Anonymous
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    “Maybe this is something that ought to be brought to the attention of the EC, Dave. Is it too late for it to be put on the agenda for the December meeting?”

    Yes, it’s going to be brought to the attention of the EC but it’s too late for the December meeting.  Besides, there’s many more pressing matters for this Saturday including final consideration of the ‘Banking’ and ‘Luxemburg’ pamphlets…   🙂

    “I make a habit of often linking to party pamphlets or SS articles on various debate forums I frequent.”

    As do I.

    #170349
    Anonymous
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    Text of the ‘Pankhurst’ pamphlet can now be read online:

    Sylvia Pankhurst on Socialism

    And a new pamphlet commemorating the centenary of the murder of Rosa Luxemburg will be available very early in the New Year. Order now – £2.50 plus an additional £1.50 p+p inland.

    #173819
    Anonymous
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    “And a new pamphlet commemorating the centenary of the murder of Rosa Luxemburg will be available very early in the New Year. Order now – £2.50 plus an additional £1.50 p+p inland.”

    Now arrived – order from Head Office:
    email: spgb@worldsocialism.org
    phone: 020 7622 3811
    write: 52 Clapham High Street, London SW4 7UN

    #174442
    Anonymous
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    Those women had the courage to confront capitalism. I think the capitalist class has been able to convince more men than women with their ideology

    #174778
    Anonymous
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    The ‘Rosa Luxemburg on Socialism’ pamphlet has now arrived – order from Head Office:
    email: spgb@worldsocialism.org
    phone: 020 7622 3811
    write: 52 Clapham High Street, London SW4 7UN

    Or from the online store:

    Rosa Luxemburg on Socialism

    #176038
    ZJW
    Participant

    Marcos:

    With regard to your #154273:

    1) I understand your clarification.

    2) You say ‘During their [Marx and Luxemburg’s] time the belief was that anti-semitism was a feudal conception,’ […].

    Can you tell me in what writings by Luxemburg she dealt with the Jewish Question, or in what secondary literature it has been reported? Obviously you had read things I have not; I have found only scattered remarks by her. I would like to consult her views. Thanks!

    #176739
    Anonymous
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    The leftists and Leninists are celebrating the anniversary of Rosa Luxembourg, but they only mention her critique toward Bernstein, but they do not talk about her critique made against Lenin and the Russian coup. They do not mention Georgi Plekhanov, and Martov either, who also raised a correct critique against Lenin and the so-called Russian revolution. They think that there were great essentials differences between Mensheviks and Bolsheviks, although, there were certain moments within the early writings of Marx and Engles where they looked like Mensheviks too. The only one who had a clear view of the Russian coup and the real definition of socialism was Martov. Our pamphlet on Rosa Luxembourg covered the real aspects of the body of ideas of Rosa Luxembourg including her stand on the National Question. Ironically, Joseph Stalin was one of the Bolsheviks who had a clear definition of socialism, but, instead, he supported state capitalism like Vladimir Lenin and Trotsky

    #176791
    Anonymous
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    What about publishing a pamphlet on Lenin ?  We have written many articles on Lenin and leninism we can compile them into a phamphlet

    #176792
    alanjjohnstone
    Participant

    It would be a very useful resource but it is also an ambitious one, Marcos. It is a wide subject to cover. Would it concentrate solely on Lenin or encompass Leninism?

    Even I have mixed feelings whether Lenin was sincere or a fraud. Was he always a dictator-to-be or was it the conditions that he faced that obliged him to impose a dictatorship over the proletariat rather than a dictatorship of the proletariat? I think you’d find that the Party is not of one mind on this topic.

    We have done a couple of history pamphlets now. I think it is time for something of a more contemporary nature.

    Nationalism is something we should try to explain and is very relevant in this period of migrants and refugees and populism.

    In economics, we should have a response to the Universal Basic Income.

    Also a reply to proponents of cooperatives which is gaining in popularity could be helpful.

    I believe we have a banking pamphlet already being prepared.

    I am sure you also have a wish-list of pamphlets you would like to be published aside from a Lenin one.

     

     

     

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